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Parasite control – breaking the worm cycle

Gastrointestinal parasites are a major health challenge for all grazing animals, whether they are located on paddocks and rangelands (such as horses, sheep cattle or goats) or in zoos (such as giraffe and zebra). In a previous

New way to control parasites in grazing animals

Gastrointestinal nematodes are parasitic worms that pose a major threat to the health and productivity of grass-eating animals such as horses, sheep, cattle and goats. They live in the animals’ digestive system and suck their blood. Young

Tapeworm-related cutaneous larva migrans is caused by a cysteine protease from the larvae themselves

The parasitic disease sparganosis is a form of cutaneous larva migrans and caused by larval tapeworms of the genus Spirometra. The life cycle of Spirometra includes two intermediate hosts, and adult worms parasitize the intestines of carnivorous

Sex pheromones attract adults to sex, larvae to safe food

For over half a century we have regarded sex pheromones as powerful lures for male insects to female of the same species, but now we discover that the same molecules are also attractive for the larvae, which